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Social Security Disability Claims

You should file a claim for Social Security disability benefits when you reasonably expect that you will  be unable to work in any job for 12 consecutive months or you have a medical diagnosis that is expected to result in death.  You do not need to be “permanently disabled” to be eligible.

It is not necessary that you wait 12 months to file your claim; however, I suggest you wait for 4 to 5 months because you should know by then whether your disability will last 12 consecutive months.

I have successfully represented thousands of Social Security clients over the past 16 years but this is the most difficult environment I’ve seen.  Along with the Great Recession, soaring federal debt and aging baby boomers came a flood of claims disability claims over the past 6 years.  Many more cases are being denied at the first levels of review forcing more people to attend a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge.  Depending on what state you live, getting to a hearing will take approximately 18 months after you file.  And like SSA, more judges are denying claims after scrutinizing cases more carefully and not giving people the benefit of the doubt.

You can win your case but now you need a strategy and game plan more than ever before.  I suggest you consult with an attorney who focuses their practice on disability law before you file your claim so you learn what you need to do and how to avoid mistakes that can cost you your case.

Please call our office before you file your claim for a free consultation to learn what you need to know to successfully navigate this complicated process.  Scott only charges a fee if you win your case so you have absolutely nothing to lose.

To schedule your  consultation today to discuss your Social Security Insurance claim, please call (800) 588-1710.